In Brief: No appeal for blood, but long line of donors

People queue ouside the 'Etablissement Francais du Sang' (French National Blood Service) to make a blood donation after the Paris attacks, in Paris, France, on Nov 14 2015.
People queue ouside the 'Etablissement Francais du Sang' (French National Blood Service) to make a blood donation after the Paris attacks, in Paris, France, on Nov 14 2015. PHOTO: EPA

No appeal for blood, but long line of donors

A line of people at least 100m long formed outside Paris' main blood donation centre yesterday to offer blood, even though no appeal was made. Outside a Cambodian restaurant where 12 people were killed, mourners placed flowers, a candle and the French national flag.

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German football team sleeps at stadium

Germany's football team spent the night at the Stade de France in northern Paris after a friendly match against France, rather than take the risk of driving through the French capital to their hotel. The attacks at several places in Paris had erupted in the middle of the match, with three explosions heard outside the stadium in the first half.

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Poland won't take migrants after attacks

Poland cannot accept migrants under European Union quotas after the attacks in Paris, Poland's European Affairs Minister designate Konrad Szymanski said yesterday. He said that "in the face of the tragic acts in Paris, we do not see the political possibilities to implement (this)".

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Climate change summit to go on

The French government plans to go ahead with a climate change summit it is due to host at the end of the month, a senior French diplomatic source said, adding that security could be boosted.

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Germany-held suspect 'linked' to Paris attack

A man arrested in Germany's southern state of Bavaria on Nov 5, after guns and explosives were found in his car, may be linked to the attack in Paris, Bavaria's State Premier said yesterday.

"We have an arrest through the dragnet, where there are reasonable grounds for presuming that it might be related to the matter," said Mr Horst Seehofer. A Bavarian police spokesman said they arrested the 51-year-old on a motorway after investigators found eight machine guns, several handguns and explosives in his car.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 15, 2015, with the headline 'In Brief: No appeal for blood, but long line of donors'. Print Edition | Subscribe